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MINExpo International 2012 Draws 50,000 to Las Vegas

Terry Hanson (L) of TATA Chemicals, Green River, Wyo., learns about the Xtreme XR3034, 30,000-lb (13,608 kg)., 34-ft. (10.4 m) reach high-lift from Don Schulz of Xtreme.
(L-R): Perry Tenbrink, Drew Coats, Mike Ziegenmey and Matt Willeford, of Mineral Park Inc., Golden Valley, Ariz., get ready to tour Atlas Copco’s new Pit Viper 311 blast hole drill.
(L-R): Carrie Searle and Michelle Pettit, both of Atlas Copco, Phoenix, Ariz., speak with Cathy Halcomb of America Fire Equipment about the new MT 85 low profile mine truck.
Rerin Samoran (L) of Rosemont Copper Co., Tucson, Ariz., is close to making a deal on this Atlas Copco 235 Pit Viper downhole drill with Ed Greer of Atlas Copco, Phoenix, Arizona.
Dustin Penn (L), Atlas Copco, has just finished a tour of the 311 Pit Viper with Mike Kride, FCX, Phoenix, Ariz.
Brian Duffing (L) of Atlas Copco and Michael Kovach of ASARCO LLC/Ray Mine, Kearny, Ariz., study the stats on this SmartRoc D65 drill.
Vermeer’s Jeff Flahive (L) explains all the attributes of the Vermeer T1655 surface mining unit to Eric Kimble of Penn Ohio Coal, Dover, Ohio.
Alberto Sequeiros (L) shows German Arce of Milpo, Lima, Peru, the different drill bits and hammer tools sold by Brunner & Lay.
(L-R): Metso Mining’s Angela Gray, Pranidhi and Casey Sommers boast the largest iPad in the show as part of their display presentation.
Steve Herbert (L) of ESCO Corp. shows Laine Waddell of Woodrow Mechanical, Kamloops, Canada, the company’s array of ground engaging tools.
(L-R): Tony Sambell, Total Equpment, New Castle, Australia, takes a photo op with Kent Fales and John Phillis and the Komatsu 730E rock truck and the PC 4000 shovel.
Corky Underwood (L) of Bayonet Breaker explains the product benefits to Bo Tayor of Star Mine Service, Graham, Ky.
Liebherr displayed its T284 rock truck and the R9400 shovel with a 28.2-cu.-yd. (21.6 cu m) bucket.
(L-R): Chris Cadnum and Dave Cowen, Allied, are going over the specs for the 3288 stationary pedestal breaking system seen at the top and right of the photo with Cesar Vasquez Gonzalez of CominSa, Piedras Negras, Mexico.
(L-R): Oliver Gourdain of MTG shows Bertus Haasbrock and Tyron Legg, both of Van Reen Steel in South Africa, their selection of ground engaging tools.
(L-R): Three Marks and you have a good picture. Mark Cooper, Vermeer Corp., poses with Mark Krueger and Mark Unzicker of Vermeer Texas-Louisiana and the new Vermeer T1655 surface mining machine.
(L-R): Phillip Ankrum and Alan Young of 5M2 Contracting, Henderson, Nev., take a good look at the Smithco 3003 HDT side-dump trailer with Rick Lawrence of Smithco.
(L-R): Andres Gonzalez, OMG International, Guadalajara, Mexico, learns about the NPK G6500 stationary breaking system from Claudio Calzado and Jay Noel of NPK.
Faye Underwood (L), Bayonet Breakers, Frisco, Texas, discusses the Solida tool selection for the Bayonet Breakers with Chris Spainhour of Solida.
Parker Schnabel (R) of Haines, Alaska, and the “Gold Rush” television series on Discovery, meets up with John Comrie of Volvo Construction Equipment and the A40FS full suspension truck and the EC480DL excavator.
Believe it or not, that is a fully operable locomotive from the Caterpillar Electro Motive division.
Talk about “big boy toys”… that’s just the hauling end of the Cat 795F mining truck.
(L-R): Bobby “T” Tedesco of Gorilla Hammers promotes his hammers to Alex Leouc of All Tech Group, Montreal, Canada; and Claude Lambert of Rayco Wylie Systems, Quebec, Canada.
Now that’s a wheel loader — the P&H L-2350 with a 70-cu.-yd. (53.5 cu m) LeTourneau bucket.
(L-R): Cory Stubbs of Stubbs & Stubbs, Salt Lake City, Utah, stopped by the Wirtgen booth to visit with Robgert Bauer of Wirtgen Group and Tim Wall of U.S. Oil Sands Inc., Calgary, Canada.
(L-R): Chris Cadnam of Allied gives Jason Dehne and Romney Jones of SpecSys. Industries, Granite Falls, Minn., a close-up look at the Allied 3288 stationary pedestal breaking system and its hydraulic hammers.
Spence Key (L) of Key Heavy Equipment Services, Knoxville, Tenn., gets a personal tour of the Summit XD fuel and lube truck from Dustin Sonderegger of Summit.
David Largen (L) of Hitachi shows Pedro Fimbres of Suncor Energy, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, the new EX5600 38-cu.-yd. (29 cu m) hydraulic shovel … and yes that is all one machine.
(L-R): The Cat 795F AC makes an appropriate background for HOLT CAT in San Antonio, Texas, with Allyn Archer; Corinna, Peter and Peter John Holt; and Dave Harris.
Jeff Solly (L) of Dragline World, Somerset Pa., discusses iron with Paul Mihal of Caterpillar.

Approximately 50,000 people attended MINExpo International 2012, the world’s largest exhibition of mining equipment, services and technologies, held Sept. 24 through 26 in Las Vegas.

Sponsored by the National Mining Association (NMA), the expo featured a sprawling 860,000-sq. ft. showcase of the latest mining equipment from around the world and welcomed more than 1,860 exhibitors.